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About Us

Our Crew

Our warm-hearted and knowledgeable crew have spent decades around the waters and islands of British Columbia. Each highly skilled in our own field, we share wisdom on secret spots, nature’s routines, and authentic connections with the local people. Our anticipatory service lets you focus on undisturbed family and friend bonding time.

Captain Colin Griffinson, Owner

Dublin, Ireland

Our resident storyteller and charismatic Captain holds a deep affection for wooden vessels, the open ocean, and the unique experiences when immersing himself in a combination of the two. A true explorer at heart with over five decades of sailing expertise. He loves to share his seafaring wisdom, insightful stories, and humour with both adults and children, making everyone laugh along the way.

Kellie Callender, Executive Chef

Nanaimo, BC

The head chef at Melange, a small plate restaurant based in Nanaimo, Kellie finds inspiration for his dishes in his extensive international travels. He has journeyed to countries such as Bhutan, China, France, India, Italy, Spain, and Turkey and brings an adventurous spirit and international flair to our local cuisine. He loves sharing his stories and experiences with others, and his passion for cooking shines through in every dish he creates.

Keely Mobey, Chief Stewardess

Nelson, BC

Keely developed a love for the outdoors and water while growing up sailing along the coast and local lakes. She takes care of everything to ensure you feel comfortable and safe while onboard and offboard the ship. She also maintains the ship’s interior and prepares supplies and gear for daily excursions, ensuring that you have a memorable experience.

Cassidy Bellavance, Stewardess + Deckhand

Salt Spring Island, BC

Cassidy grew up in the Gulf Islands, operating boats her whole life, making the ocean her favourite place. She has been busy acquiring her marine tickets toward her ultimate goal of becoming a captain one day. You’ll see Cassidy behind the scenes preparing our water toys for your safe enjoyment or driving the tender boats for your next Yellowfin adventure.

Scott Rempel, Engineer

Prince Rupert, BC

Scott, our Engineer, is quite familiar with these waters. He has lived on Vancouver Island and resides in a float house on Teakerne Arm in Desolation Sound. A dedicated seafarer, Scott enjoys all things water-related. He actively volunteers for Pacific salmon enhancement programs.

Taylor King, Adventure Concierge

Williams Lake, BC

Taylor is a nature enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, hiking with her dogs, lake fishing, and downhill skiing. As the Expedition Concierge, she is your go-to person for planning your dream Pacific Yellowfin expedition. She takes care of all your pre-trip details and communicates regularly with our onboard crew about your preferred preferences to ensure a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Ben Barter, Relief Chef & Relief Engineer

Salt Spring Island, BC

Ben’s journey on the Pacific Yellowfin began in 2015 as our Executive Chef, but his role has since evolved. He now alternates as relief chef or relief engineer, providing the crew with much-needed breaks. He affectionately refers to his relief crew shifts as “celebrity shifts”. Ben is known for combining international culinary knowledge with local ingredients to create impressive fusions.

Abby Rothwell, Relief Stewardess

Salt Spring Island, BC

Abby is delighted to return to the Pacific Yellowfin as relief stewardess. Her love of the outdoors and being out on the water keeps drawing her back to our crew. After completing her Tourism Management Diploma in 2016 she soon fell in love with marine tourism. Abby is excited to welcome guests aboard and assist in creating unforgettable memories!

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